May 19, 2013 | Vanity
Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2013 3:19:49 PM by Mach9
American prisoners-of-war held by communist North Vietnam during the years between 1965 and 1973 will celebrate their 40th year of freedom as a result of the release engineered by Pres. Nixon in 1973.
The Nixon Library, on the occasion of both the 100th anniversary of the president’s birth and the 40th anniversary of the formal dinner he hosted in May 1973 for recently returned American POWs, will recreate that dinner at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, CA, on May 24.
Hundreds of still-living POWs will attend, and several have already been interviewed by Diane Sawyer to air during the week of May 20. The first such interview will air on ABC World News (check for local stations) at 6:30 p.m., EDT, Monday, May 20 (repeated at 6:30 p.m. on May 27th, Memorial Day).
Amazon wipes customer’s Kindle and deletes account with no explanation
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 4:23:10 PM by grundle
The Norwegian woman, identified only as Linn on media commentator Martin Bekkelund’s blog, approached Amazon when she realised her Kindle had been wiped.
Should Peace Prevail? Of Course! by Karen Kwiatkowski (“The Hobnail Boot of the State Stomping on your face. Karen Kwiatkowski on war.”)
Recently by Karen Kwiatkowski: Rebellion, Resistance, Renewal … or War?
This is my small part of Marc Guttman’s recently published book Why Peace now on Kindle and I-books too!
When I contributed to the recently published Why Liberty, the assignment was easy. After all, liberty is a condition that men and women everywhere instinctively love and need, even if it isn’t always well-articulated. Liberty speaks to a way of self-government that is human-centered and fundamentally humane. Liberty defines human rights in a way that is supremely just, and liberty, by its very nature, is antithetical to force. Liberty is the natural condition of man, and most Americans share this ideal. Peace, on the other hand, for Americans born in the past 70 years, and for the millions of foreign subjects of the modern American empire, has not been part of their ideals, their ethics or their collective experience.
How websites use your browser to sell you for cash
The Register ^ | 1 November 2011 | Trevor Pott
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 1:27:26 PM by ShadowAce
Part 1 It has been a year since I have talked about securing browsers against privacy invasion. In that time, things have got worse, not better. In addition to the threat of malware and malicious scripts, we have the frightening new evercookie.
Leaving the criminal misuse of tracking for a later date, there is plenty to worry about from the use – and misuse – of our personal data by legitimate organisations. Advertisers are getting aggressive, and the techniques in use require a stalwart defence if we hope to retain our privacy.
Taxpayers and First Amendment advocates won a huge victory yesterday when a U.S. District Court ruled that North Carolina could not collect detailed and private information about online shoppers to pursue them for tax collection.Beginning last year, the North Carolina Department of Revenue DOR sent letters to online retailer Amazon.com demanding that the company provide “all information” about in-state customers and their nearly 50 million purchases.
This included names, addresses, products purchased with descriptions, and more. The state DOR would then target those residents and force them to pay “use tax” on the purchased goods. Yet, a federal court in Seattle has now ruled such “reporting requirements” unconstitutional…